Cheap Riverside to Santa Cruz train tickets

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How much are Riverside to Santa Cruz train tickets?

Lowest Price$81.90
Fastest12h 6m
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How to buy cheap train tickets from Riverside to Santa Cruz ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Riverside to Santa Cruz is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Riverside to Santa Cruz was $83.41. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from Riverside to Santa Cruz ? What is the distance between Riverside to Santa Cruz ?

The distance between Riverside to Santa Cruz is 334.16 miles or 537.64 km. A train trip from Riverside to Santa Cruz typically takes 19 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 12 hours and 6 minutes to get from Riverside to Santa Cruz.

Going from Riverside to Santa Cruz by train takes over 19 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Friday trains from Riverside to Santa Cruz are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Riverside to Santa Cruz

Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to Santa Cruz. One train carrier operates regular service on the Riverside to Santa Cruz route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Riverside to Santa Cruz, usually offering 6 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Riverside to Santa Cruz, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train carrier connects Riverside to Santa Cruz

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Riverside to Santa Cruz start from $81.90, and on average cost $97.25. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Santa Cruz. Amtrak in Riverside leaves from Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St, And in Santa Cruz trains arrive at Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave,

From Riverside to Santa Cruz train travel on Amtrak takes 19 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Santa Cruz faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 6 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $117.41 for a one-way train ticket to Santa Cruz.

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Avg. Time
19h 16m
Avg. Price
$97.25

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There is one train station from which trains depart Riverside on their way to Santa Cruz. The busiest departure station in Riverside serving this route is Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St.
  • Downtown Metrolink Station - 4066 Vine St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Santa Cruz from Riverside., The busiest departure station in Riverside serving this route is Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave.
  • Metro Center 920 Pacific Ave